Meet Our People

Meet our people

The Healthwatch Essex team of staff have a wealth of experience in the health, social care and voluntary sector, and are passionate about making sure your voice is heard.

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Samantha Glover

Chief Executive

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Sharon Westfield de Cortez

Information & Guidance Manager

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Rachel Horton-Smyth

Communications Manager

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Dan Potts

Engagement Manager

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Dr Kate Mahoney

Research Manager

Helen Wakeham

Office Manager

Sara Poole

Information & Guidance Officer

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Hilarie Hemes

Information & Guidance Officer

Fergus Bird

Information & Guidance Officer

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Sarah Krauze

Research Associate

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Dr Tom Kerridge

Senior Research Officer

Lorna Orriss-Dib
Lorna Orriss-Dib

Research Officer

Renée Robey

Engagement Officer

Mel Archer

Engagement Officer

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Libby Redman

Digital Marketing Apprentice

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Sam Hart

Digital Marketing Apprentice

Chloe Dench

Communications and Insight Officer

Amanda Cherry

Chair of Trustees

Paul Findlay

Vice-Chair of Trustees

Laura Brookes

Board Member

Lawrie Payne

Board Member

Dr Steven Carey

Board Member

Neil Jones

Board Member

Patrick Ruddy

Board Member